Egypt forms panel to freeze Brotherhood party assets

Last month, the Supreme Administrative Court issued a final ruling to dissolve the FJP and freeze its assets.

Egypt forms panel to freeze Brotherhood party assets

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egypt's Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab has formed a panel to enforce a court ruling dissolving the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political arm of the embattled Muslim Brotherhood movement, and freezing its assets.

The panel "will oversee measures aimed at freezing the funds and assets of the FJP", according to a statement issued by the cabinet on Wednesday.

Last month, the Supreme Administrative Court issued a final ruling to dissolve the FJP and freeze its assets.

The ruling came amid a sustained crackdown on supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood group following the former's ouster by the army last year.

Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected leader, was ousted by the army last year – and later imprisoned on a raft of criminal charges – following massive demonstrations against his presidency.

The government in December designated the Muslim Brotherhood, the group from which Morsi hails, a terrorist organization.

Last Mod: 11 Eylül 2014, 09:49
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